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Author: Courtney Love, not Kurt Cobain, wrote note



SEATTLE (AP) -- One of the foremost experts on Kurt Cobain said the late grunge rocker did not pen a note mocking his wedding vows to fellow musician Courtney Love.

Love herself wrote it, said Seattle author Charles R. Cross, who has written several books on Cobain, including the biography "Heavier Than Heaven." Cross said Love emailed him to say that she wrote the note and that she gave it to Cobain before their wedding in 1991.

"Early in their relationship, they wrote notes like that to each other constantly," Cross said. "The handwriting is absolutely Courtney's."

Police found the note in Cobain's wallet after he killed himself in 1994. It received a lot of media attention last week after CBS News published it, saying it was presumably written by Cobain and that it was sure to stoke questions about what role his marriage played in his death. The note references Love as Cobain's "lawful shredded wife" who would be "siphoning" his money for drugs.

"The note was promoted as Kurt mocking their wedding vows three years after they were married. It just doesn't make any sense," Cross said.

Cross said the couple often wrote each other such sarcastic notes

Cobain's body was discovered in Seattle on April 8, 1994. An investigation determined that days earlier Cobain had gone into the greenhouse of his home and taken a massive dose of heroin. He then shot himself with a 20-gauge shotgun.

Earlier this year, in advance of the 20th anniversary of Cobain's suicide, a Seattle detective reviewed the case files, including evidence photos and statements. He found no new information to change the police conclusion that Cobain took his own life.

Cobain, who was 27 when he died, sold millions of albums with Nirvana and helped popularize the Pacific Northwest's heavy, muddy "grunge" rock. Nirvana was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last month.

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vietnamvet1967 May 04 2014 at 7:55 AM

Who care's , who wrote it
Just let the Junkie rest in peace

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mykids.rock May 03 2014 at 8:46 PM

Watch the movie Kurt & Courtney

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slarsit May 03 2014 at 8:45 PM

what a waste!

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slarsit May 03 2014 at 8:45 PM

such a waste!

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loamylam May 03 2014 at 8:31 PM

Why yesterday's news is to interesting to people I cannot comprehend. Now I know why the phrase 'Get A Life' was coined. And, for AOL....get us some news. Not something already chewed. It sort of loses its savor once it's been ground up and digested. Tastes like ...well, you know.....

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believeudo loamylam May 04 2014 at 12:22 AM

@loamylam, all of us do not know. Sorry, but this is very interesting. The group was obviously a biggie, in it's day!

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Brenda May 03 2014 at 8:14 PM

Here's a thought, why not stay out of other peoples business, which would include letters you people have no idea who it's written by.

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wtrshy May 03 2014 at 7:58 PM

Well, he's dead, anyway, and wondering about his death now will not bring him back. When I first heard of him, I thought that he was just another rocker until I listened to his music. I think that the guy was a musical genious. I like both classical and popular music, and Cobain played that guitar as though he were first string in a wild Shosticovitch consert. He played all of the most intricate chords perfectly, and so rapidly that it was dazzeling. I was surprised that so many young people recognized and enjoyed his classical music, which it really was, and that gave me hope that this generation at least had good taste in music. Little did I know, that many of his listeners, used his music while taking dope. It's all too sad.

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arayamm May 03 2014 at 7:54 PM

I'm sick and tired of this junk with Kurt Cobain, he killed himself, that's it! There was no indication of foul play, let it go already!

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TODD arayamm May 03 2014 at 8:14 PM

Great responce !!

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jaso62 TODD May 03 2014 at 8:58 PM

response. Dumb ass.

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jaso62 TODD May 03 2014 at 9:01 PM

BTW, if youre sick and tired of Kurt Cobain, then why are you reading this article. A little counter-intuitive are you? Please consider something more productive to do in your spare time.

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jaso62 arayamm May 03 2014 at 9:04 PM

Find something else to do then respondiing to articles you have no regard for.

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Goldee May 03 2014 at 7:52 PM

Good grief, let the man rest in peace.

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domingbfan Goldee May 03 2014 at 7:54 PM

guess we could talk about your york

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arkangelvinny May 03 2014 at 7:35 PM

After all this time he could have been murdered and someone may have gotten away with it. Courtney needs to answer alot of questions etc.If courtney stays off her drugs long enough she needs to take a lie detector test. Too sad if he was murdered only age 27 no matter who he was.

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